Concern is growing for a German man who has vanished while on holiday to Glasgow.

Valerij Tomarenko had been staying in Springburn after landing in Edinburgh on Monday, August 12, and was due to fly home on Sunday.

He has not been in contact with any of his family since Wednesday, and they are becoming increasingly concerned for him.

The 58-year-old told his family he was going hillwalking in a Scottish national park when he last spoke to them, and he had also been due to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Friday.

His belongings were left at his accommodation in Springburn, and so police believe it is likely he meant to return there after his hike.

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He is described as around 5ft 9, of medium build with receding brown/grey coloured hair.

It is unknown what he is wearing however he had hired a silver-coloured Hyundai i10, registration EG68 FHA, which he is believed to still have with him.

The car was last traced on the M77 just outside of Glasgow, heading towards Ayr on Thursday, August 15 at around 7.25am.

Constable David Park, Maryhill Police Office, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries to trace Valerij who has not been heard from since Wednesday. He was due to go home to his family yesterday and therefore they are growing increasingly concerned for him.

“He told family he was going hillwalking in a Scottish national park when he last spoke to them and was due to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Friday 16 August. It is unknown at this point if he went to Edinburgh.

“His belongings have been left at his accommodation in Springburn and therefore we believe he intended to return before catching his flight on the Sunday.

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“We would appeal to anybody who may have seen him, or the car he is driving, to get in touch with police as soon as possible. Have you been hillwalking in the past week, possibly in the Ayrshire area? We urge you to think back. You may have seen him.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 0491 of Monday, August 19.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.